From founding Shoe Fly to its day-to-day operations, our owners are involved every step of the way.
Russ Buchmann has been a key Shoe Fly administrator since 2004 and is a member of our executive team as vice president of information technology. Russ recently celebrated his 15th year with Shoe Fly. His core responsibilities are to oversee our IT infrastructure and strategy, as well as working as acting marketing coordinator for our marketing team.
Todd Lewis is president of the Shoe Fly corporation. He manages the finances, human resources, and business development, as well as legal and leasing. He worked at the Morris Levine Family Shoe Store in Tyrone throughout high school and college, before purchasing Levine’s in 1988, where he went on to operate it independently until 1997. Todd and Levine’s joined Shoe Fly group in 2003, at the same time that the store moved south to Altoona. Todd lives on a farm and works from our corporate office in Tyrone, PA
Greg Wagner hails from Pittsburgh area and is the fifth generation of the Wagner family to own and operate retail shoe stores. Greg is one of the owners of Shoe Fly and oversees much of the inventory budget and strategy as the vice president of purchasing. He also has specific buying responsibilities for work boots and comfort shoes, and he leads our work boot team. Greg also serves as the board chairman.
In addition to the Shoe Fly Stores, Greg and his family own Wagner Quality Shoes in Pittsburgh and Monroeville, one of the oldest privately-owned retail shoe stores in the United States.
Charlie Biddle lives near State College, PA and works from his home as the corporate secretary. He’s also the vice president of marketing, leading the marketing team which includes Todd and Russ. Charlie and Todd went to Tyrone High School and worked together at the Morris Levine store during their college years.
Charlie is the buyer for men’s and women’s athletic shoes, and is the point of contact for New Balance, Shoe Fly’s largest vendor.
George Gripp lives between Tyrone and State College, PA. George serves as Shoe Fly’s corporate vice president, managing much of the men’s and women’s fashion merchandise, and children’s athletic shoes. He is also the vice president of corporate and store facilities.
In his spare time, George is also the varsity basketball coach in Tyrone and is very knowledgeable regarding athletic shoes and sports.
Mark Wagner became a part-owner of Shoe Fly in 2020 and is a member of our executive team. Mark is the retail operations manager for the western district and is a 6th generation shoe store owner in the Pittsburgh area. Mark is the newest member of the ownership team and has a role on the marketing team as well. Full bio to come!
Shoe Fly takes pride in the relationships and partnerships forged in the communities we serve.
Meet Shoe Fly's Partnered Pedorthist: Dr. David Levine
I have been in practice in Frederick, MD for more than 25 years. Everyday I see how footwear is such an important part of the foot health solution. That’s why I partnered to start Shoe Fly – Frederick, with the goal of helping my patients – as well as the region – find quality footwear that is professionally fitted to the proper size and width.
Founder of Shoe Fly – Frederick
Every Shoe Fly store is overseen by a manager who’s passionate about the shoe business.
Amy Bertoncini is the store manager of Shoe Fly – Waterfront. She was the store manager for Gordon’s Shoes and New Balance Waterfront previously. Complete bio to come!
Andrew Bartos is the boot outlet manager of Shoe Fly – Altoona. He also works on the Shoe Fly marketing team as a marketing coordinator. Complete bio to come!
Brian Henry is the store manager of Shoe Fly – York, bringing over 35 years of experience in shoe store management to the position. Prior to his time at Shoe Fly, Brian worked for Kinney Shoes and JCPenney and gained significant store management and merchandising educations through their training programs. Brian has a special interest in children’s footwear and has established outreach programs in the York region with a number of senior living facilities.
Briana Gumby is the children’s department manager of Shoe Fly – Camp Hill. Complete bio to come!
Our expertise on fit is backed by a team of trained and fully certified specialists.
AJ Kelly is a Certified Pedorthist and is the Store Manager of Shoe Fly’s athletic sister-company, Appalachian Running Company – Altoona. AJ also has a love for running and has received numerous rewards in area and regional races. AJ attended the Eneslow Pedorthic Institute in NYC.
Ben Nebroski is a certified pedorthist at Shoe Fly Harrisburg. He was a former Foot Solutions employee in Harrisburg and learned the pedorthic profession through their training program. Ben assists Kristen with outreach and medical referrals and by establishing his pedorthic practice has helped grow the Harrisburg store.
Gregg Larson is a certified pedorthist at Shoe Fly – York. Before joining Shoe Fly, Gregg was trained in pedorthy at Foot Solutions stores in Lancaster and York. Gregg assists with outreach and has helped to grow the York store by establishing his pedorthic practice.
John Koucheravy is a certified pedorthist and the general manager of Shoe Fly – Rockville. John started selling shoes at Thom McAn shoes in 1983 and managed several of their locations. In 1998 he joined Richey & Co. Shoes in Rockville as a store manager. He became a certified pedorthist in 2000 and has helped many clients with custom orthotics and shoe modifications. He is excited to be able to continue working with customers in the area since the change to Shoe Fly in 2019.
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